Monthly Archives: April 2013
Nominees for The Columbian’s high school athlete of the week for the week of April 22-27: Shannon Boyle, Ridgefield softball: Boyle threw a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against Mark Morris, an eight-inning, four-hit shutout against R.A. Long and threw a five-inning perfect game against Hockinson. Alexis Fuller, Union girls track and field: Fuller won […]
April 29, 2013 11:19 am
The new rule approved by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association this week will limit summer football practices to 20, with a maximum of 10 practices in full pads with full contact. Three area coaches contacted by The Columbian said the intent of the new rule is good, but there are still some questions.
April 26, 2013 11:14 pm
The rosters for the Les Schwab Roundball Shootout high school basketball all-star series have been announced. The 16 boys on the two rosters all look very familiar to Clark County fans, but there are some unfamiliar names on the girls rosters: Esther Stansiel and Katie White of Portland Christian, Sarah McKee of Timberline (Lacey) and […]
April 24, 2013 7:36 pm
Nominees for The Columbian prep athlete of the week for the week of April 14-20. There were several track and field standouts, but we picked a couple from the prestigious Oregon Relays. Softball season just got started with league play, while baseball should conclude its league schedule this coming week. Fun times indeed.
April 22, 2013 2:30 am
Harli Hubbard threw a no-hitter Wednesday, and after the game she thanked Cailyn Grindy for her big play at third base in the fourth inning. Grindy made a diving stop on a ball that was smashed by Skyview’s Kayla Moore. And that was just one-third of the play that saved the no-no.
April 17, 2013 9:46 pm
Nominees for The Columbian prep athlete of the week for the week of April 6-13. By the way, last week on Twitter, I noticed one of the nominees mentioned that the voting really is just a popularity contest. Guess there is a lot of truth to that. However, we pick one athlete for five sports […]
April 15, 2013 11:37 am
The score made readers do a double take. Wait, what? The Fort Vancouver baseball team lost 30-1 on Thursday. Yes, 30-1. This might be the low point of a very long season, but the Fort Vancouver athletic director said there is hope for the future. And, he said, there is something to appreciate right now.
April 11, 2013 6:05 pm
Nominees for The Columbian prep athlete of the week for the week of March 25-April 6. (Yes, we know that’s two weeks. But there were very few games on Spring Break and we wanted to wait until everyone was back in school before voting could begin.) Alec Chaney, Skyview baseball: Broke out of a slump […]
April 8, 2013 6:11 am
Just wanted to link a couple of stories regarding high school sports. Josh Suman of the Issaquah Reporter wrote a piece on the possibility of some big changes in regard to spring and summer football practices in Washington. Also spotted this out there in the Internet: A former high school teacher worries that high school […]
April 4, 2013 1:22 pm
Preseason reports submitted by area coaches: CLASS 4A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE BATTLE GROUND Coach: Steve Taylor Key players: Haley Hamilton, sr., Krystina Fischer, jr., pitcher; Delany Kelley, jr., 1B; Mickenzie Sachen, jr., catcher. Outlook: The Tigers return nine varsity starters from the past two years. This is the year Taylor has been building toward. […]
April 2, 2013 6:00 pm